What a time to be Ricky Gervais. Not only is his upcoming The Office spin-off movie Life On The Road imminent, but his laugh has also been turned into a dance track. YouTube producers Eclectic Method created the minute-long clip, which concludes with the image of a dog dubbed with Gervais saying, “That’s amazing!” Which is a bit cocky, but also fair enough because it’s totally accurate. The video’s pretty trippy too, though sort of nightmarish.
Every couple of years, the internet provides us with a supercut of Ricky Gervais doing his distinctive laugh, so it was only a matter of time before someone exploited its natural musicality. Which brings us back to Life On The Road , which sees the comedian’s finest sitcom creation, The Office’s boss from hell David Brent, embark on a mission to become a rock star.
Back in December 2015, Gervais explained: [Brent’s] still a sales rep, and he’s still wasting all his hard-earned money on trying to become a rock star… He’s taken all his holiday leave, cashed in a pension, and put together a group of top session musicians, (Foregone Conclusion, Mark II). Now he’s off on a live tour with the aim of getting a record company to sign him.” Well, good luck to him, but based on the evidence above, Ibiza might have been a better bet.